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2022 Student Travel Business Barometer

Our Mission

SYTA is the definitive source for up-to-date data and information on the student group travel industry to assist our members in achieving data driven strategies for building their businesses. SYTA conducts quantitative research to provide evidence of the size and impact of student travel on a global basis;  and qualitative research to measure the social impact of travel on students and youth.

2022 Student Travel Business Barometer

SYTA is pleased to share the 4th annual edition of the Student Travel Business Barometer, the only annual quantitative data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data each year to provide evidence of the size and impact of student travel on a global basis and assist our members in achieving data driven strategies for building their businesses.

Survey respondents include both international and domestic tour operators.  In 2022, we are proud to partner for the first time with the American Bus Association (ABA) and NTA to significantly expand our database in the U.S. We will continue to work with our international partners to provide

New and Improved Survey Process

Tour Operators and Group Travel Planners have the option to download the pdf version of the survey to gather their data prior to completing the survey online.

Once you have the data, it is a quick and user-friendly process, and should not take more than 10 minutes of your time. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey by February 11, 2023.

Resources

Business Barometer Webinar – How to Complete the Survey

Business Barometer Survey – PDF Version

Business Barometer Survey – Online Version

Business Barometer 2021 Annual Report

The Student Travel Business Barometer is the only data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data on a quarterly basis. Those who participate receive the full survey. An Executive Summary will be provided on a quarterly basis. Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate or request additional information.

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Business Barometer 2020 Annual Report

The Student Travel Business Barometer is the only data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data on a quarterly basis. Those who participate receive the full survey. An Executive Summary will be provided on a quarterly basis. Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate or request additional information.

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Business Barometer 2019 Annual Report

The Student Travel Business Barometer is the only data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data on a quarterly basis. Those who participate receive the full survey. An Executive Summary will be provided on a quarterly basis. Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate or request additional information.

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Business Barometer Executive Summary Q2

The Student Travel Business Barometer is the only data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data on a quarterly basis.  Those who participate receive the full survey. An Executive Summary will be provided on a quarterly basis. Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate or request additional information.

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Business Barometer Executive Summary Q1

The Student Travel Business Barometer is the only data resource of its kind for domestic and international student group travel. International and domestic tour operators are asked to provide industry data on a quarterly basis.  Those who participate receive the full survey. An Executive Summary will be provided on a quarterly basis. Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate or request additional information.

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Student & Youth Travel Digest (SYTD) Overview

SYTA’s landmark study was designed to cover the broad range of the student travel industry and balances today’ needs with future-focused programs designed to help student travel providers.

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SYTD Social Impact At-a-Glance

A Summary of the social impact results to the Student & Youth Travel Digest .

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SYTD Social Impact Report (Part 1)

An indepth look at the social impact student travel has on young people.

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SYTD Teacher Overview

This report introduces an analysis of U.S. student group travel as organized and led by teachers. The research not only identifies travel specifics, but also quantifies the roles of different actors (teachers, group leaders, parents, students, tour operators, etc.) in organizing school trips.

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SYTD International Overview

This report delivers comprehensive insight into inbound student group travel to the U.S. and aims to delve into its distinctive characteristics, which often vary considerably from domestic tour specifics.

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SYTD U.S. Tour Operators Overview

This report, which presents inputs from U.S. tour operators, concludes the first edition of the Student & Youth Travel Digest. The previous issues analyzed student group travel and its characteristics, as reported by U.S. teachers and international tour operators.

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SYTA Research Digest

A quarterly newsletter aimed at educating stakeholders on new and emerging research related to the student travel industry.

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Top Destinations

Seeking a great student travel destination? Annually, Teach & Travel shares with educators the Top 10 Student Travel Destinations in the United States, North America, and Internationally. See who made the list this year!

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Youth Education Travel

SYTA, the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people, endorses all local, national and international efforts to improve the quality of student travel.

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